This program is a Spanish language and culture/home stay/immersion program that gives students the opportunity to experience life in Spain and a full immersion into the Spanish language. All the classes are taught in Spanish by native Spanish faculty. During the trip, students will develop their oral and written proficiency in Spanish; knowledge of culture and civilization of Spain; knowledge of cultural geography and monuments of Spain; and knowledge of political realities in modern day Spain. The students will reside in the houses of families that have been approved by the Escuela de Idiomas. Students will be expected to eat lunch with their host family every day because it is the most important meal in the Spanish culture.
Classes are held at the Escuela de Idiomas In Nerja, Spain. Founded in 1980, the school is a private, independent school dedicated primarily to teaching Spanish as a foreign language. The faculty and staff are eager to teach students seeking abilities to communicate din Spanish and share an enriching cultural experience.
Nerja, a town of approximately 20, 000 people, is located on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea in the southern region of Spain. It is located just fifty minutes from Malaga. On the weekends, students will be able to travel around the region of Andalucia and receive instruction in language, culture, and composition. Students will also take part in cultural activities such as: movies, cooking, cultural discussions, excursions, and sports.
Choose any 2 of the 8 courses below
Students may earn up to 10 credit hours
Weekend excursions (Granada, Córdoba, Morocco)
All instruction is in Spanish
SPAN 1001-Beginning Spanish (4 hours)
An introduction to Hispanic culture and to the fundamentals of hearing, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish designed for those who have never studied the language before.
SPAN 1002– Elementary Spanish (4hrs)
A continuation of SPAN 1001 introducing new vocabulary and basic structure through contextualized, active language use.
SPAN 4990: Special Topics (3 Hours) **
This Mandatory course will provide students with the skills to fully benefit from their international educational experience in Andalusia. Syllabus:Exploring Andalusia Syllabus_2015.pdf
These courses cover major historical, social, literary, and artistic trends and events of Spain from prehistoric times through the present time; they facilitate the development of conversational abilities; and offers an advanced study of Spanish grammar with practice in written thematic expression.
Transportation and guided tours for all excursions
Entrance tickets for most field trips
Does NOT include:
North Georgia tuition & fees (9-10 credit hours)
Travel to/from Atlanta airport
If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a University of North Georgia student, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor to see how much of your current aid package you'll be able to utilize towards this exchange program. Click here to find the Financial Aid Office location on your home campus. Participants on this program may be eligible to apply for these national and institutional scholarships: